Skip to comments.Perry calls expanding U.S. drilling ‘key’ to economic plan
Posted on 10/12/2011 8:28:49 AM PDT by shield
GOP White House hopeful Rick Perry said Tuesday evening that removing restrictions on U.S. energy production will be a central pillar of the economic plan he intends to unveil in coming days.
Clearly opening up a lot of the areas of our domestic energy . . . that is a the real key. You have got an administration that by and large has either by intimidation or over-regulation put our energy industry and the rest of the economy in jeopardy, Perry, the Texas governor, said early in Tuesdays debate in New Hampshire.
Clearly, we are going to be focused on initially the energy industry in this country and making American again independent, and clearly the place where domestic energy needs to be produced from, Perry said.
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sort of obvious.
he did not have specificity and showed minimal preparedness.
“Drill, baby, drill” will not have the impact that he thinks it will have. Of course we should drill more, but he better have some plan to create jobs and lower taxes because drilling alone won’t do much for the economy.
ANWAR should be one of his first moves... Let the enviro whackos pound sand
First we remove all these restrictions and regulations put on by Obama and the wacko Democrats.
We begin drilling and refining, which puts people to work. The price of energy comes down, which puts more money back into the pockets of the people to create demands for other goods and service.
This is win/win for everyone.
Another look at the forestry industry, too.
Time to put EPA in their place!!
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. May be ANWR?
Last night in the debate, @THEHermanCain asked Romney why his economic plan was so long—128 pages I believe.
Is this what the GOP nomination has come to? How many pages your plan has must be some sort of way to compensate for one’s shortcomings elsewhere.
Who really believes Romney’s 128 page economic plan will be implemented before it’s tossed aside in the early morning hours of Jan 20, 2013? (I use that date hypothetically)
They will even be buying homes.
Fracking is tried and true....and gas is CLEAN!!
But but AP says that Regulations don’t cost Jobs. Move on
Also need to get those drilling rigs back in the Gulf. Those guys moving their rigs down to Brazil put a LOT of Americans out of work.
I’ve glad that someone finally brought up the need for energy independence. That would solve a lot of problems in the US.
Brand new poll, shows Perry ahead of Obama by 6. Cain ahead of Obama by 1.
Come on just look at Texas. The rest of his plan will be coming out this week. Texas has jobs first out of barry’s depression meaning a good economy.
The comments follow an op-ed that Perry who has seen his standing drop in recent polls published in New Hampshires Union Leader calling for wider oil-and-gas drilling.
The op-ed calls for drilling in areas including Alaskas Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, as well as wider leasing off Alaskas Arctic coast, opening the Eastern Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast to oil-and-gas development, faster permitting in Gulf areas where drilling is already authorized, and wider onshore oil and natural gas drilling.
It looks like some of Sarah Palin's knowledge and experience would be very useful in a Perry administration!
Drill Rick! Drill!
ROFLOL, they said they did a poll by a face book ad. LOL. HA, HA, the magic 8 ball is more reliable.
Unfortunately, you are probably correct and and the lack of drilling is the root of so many of our problems.
Perry is the candidate who would be going after EPA, Energy, and Interior departments.
Romney and Cain don't seem to give a hoot about energy.
OK...if polls matter or trustworthy [at this stage I’m not too sure] this is a very good thing. As Perry has said distinct difference which is Perry vs Romney=Obama lite.
It was wise of Perry to adopt Palin’s energy policy. We’ll see if he’s smart enough to adopt her zero corporate tax rate.
Dishonest, the number of wells drilled in the united states the last two years goes into the thousands.
And who do you think is advising him? The Palin’s come to Texas a lot...Perry gives them the best tickets to any pro game. They are good friends. When Sarah was having the radio interview with Hannity she talked about her list of getting the economy moving again #1 was energy #1 is Perry’s..energy.
They’re drilling all around me but we do need to overturn the Great lakes directional drilling ban.
Unfortunately only Bachmann has mentioned that one.
No doubt, but the not drilling stuff is a lie.
Agreed, I’m just irritated with the fantasies that only this candidate or that candidate has talked about any particular issue.
Conservatives need to break this dangerous habit of relying on talking points and do some actual research.
He got that right.
Cheap abundant energy is key to the economy.
Balanced trade agreements are also key.
I don’t think Palin is advising him, maybe on the energy stuff which is so very important to America’s future. Most likely he just recognized a good policy (Texas being a big energy state)
I’m too heartless to vote for Ricardo, but between this and Cain’s insane “999” plan, he may just find a way to get back in this thing.
Bachmann was great on the “wall street bankers in jail” question. Also on the 999 plan.
I thought she did very good despite the hoopla over the 666 joke.
Yes, she is.
That's what I said about all those threads about Face Book polls showing how strong Palin was. Don't remember you pointing out their flaws back then though. Glad to see you've wised up.
Cain is a neophyte. 999 plan is an insane plan. I couldn’t believe when he said Greenspan. After I thought about it...I realized he said Greenspan cause he knew no one else who’d been head of the Federal Reserve. I had to agree with Paul and who he named even though he ended with we do not need the Federal Reserve. I have to agree with Paul. LOL
She has some pretty good plans for anyone willing to look. Things like overturning Frank/Dodd, repealing Obamacare, eliminating the department of education, opening up federal lands to mining and logging etc etc etc.
I don’t claim to understand all of it (Repatriation) but most of it looks pretty good. http://www.michelebachmann.com/issues/americanjobsrightnow/
The simple fact is that you could put hers or anyone else’s plan out there under a random candidate’s name and the supporters of that candidate would praise them while bashing the other candidates.
He’s got that right! To bad he didn’t make mention that one of the other benefits of drilling (aside from jobs, economy), would be to lower the price of a barrel of oil.
Lowering the price of oil, if below $75 per barrel, which is the minimum needed for Iran to sustain its economy......we could effect internal chaos in Iran and it would put a stink bomb in their plans and terror assists!
Perry could throw that out there and show how we can knock Iran down with peaceful means while benefiting our own economic growth.
She shouldn’t have done the “devil” statement.
She also shouldn’t have attacked Perry for having been a Democrat when she was a Carter girl.
I don’t think Governor Perry likes to attack people and that’s what happened in the 2010 debates and this year’s debates
Perry has talked about the debates. He has no time to explain anything thoroughly. So he hits the points that he needs to then stops. I was pleased with that debate last night. The panel tried to make him disappear which wasn’t Perry’s fault. I am pulling for Perry cuz I know he is who this country needs. Others are trashing him...whoever the media goes after which has been Perry is the one we get behind.
She is just another of Romney’s stooges...as Cain is.
She does have good plans, that was never her problem.
But she also explained them well and refused to accept the stupid premise of the stupid wall street jail question.
She does this when she’s on the talking head shows as well. I’ve been saying for years that only Palin could stop Romney and defeat O and I still believe that.
However for what it’s worth Bachmann has my vote right now.
She’s the only one in the race who is articulating the positions of Tea Party Americans like me.
There is some reason the oil producing states are doing the best. North Dakota is doing great—at least until Obama and the RATS figure out how to find a snail that needs protecting and then they’ll stop the oil production.
Every electric car on the road does not pay gas taxes.
When they do the postmortem on Rick Perry’s nomination bid, they will cite his failure to effectively debate his opponents and his lack of clear campaign positions as the reasons for its failure. Perry should not be “working on his economic plan” right now. He should already have had one. Also, on some of his more controversial positions such as “free instate-tuition for illegals” and opposition to a border fence,etc., Perry should have been better prepared to answer these questions and offer alternative solutions. I think Perry could have made a decent President, but the man blew it. Unless, a miraculous comeback happens on his part, I am now stuck with the prospect of voting for a thoroughly polished, but phoney political chameleon (Romney) or a big question mark (Cain).
Regardless who becomes the nominee, I will be voting for anybody, but Obama.
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